Trombone Tones: Take Your First Steps With a Professional Trombonist!
We'll talk about embouchure, breathing, and tone while we also work on music reading. Especially helpful for middle school players, this course sets a solid foundation for trombone and euphonium skills!
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9 reviews for this class
Completed by 18 learners
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
45 minutes per class
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In this course, students will improve their trombone technique with live guidance and performance of proper technique; they can perform for and observe their classmates, which improves their own playing technique and their musical ear! Topics that will be covered include: -proper breathing -embouchure (mouth shape) -articulation (use of the tongue) -good tone -slide positions -playing basic songs -identifying rhythms and notes -playing more difficult music This course works as a kind of...
Students will learn proficiency on their instrument, and can also prepare for auditions, such as those for All-State Band programs, if they choose to do so. In addition to the technical aspects of playing their instrument, students will also learn about the fundamental concepts of Western music and its interpretations, such as rhythm and pitch, timbre, structure, and historic influences.
I've been playing the trombone for 20 years, and I have a degree in music performance. I've taught music for about ten of those years, and I currently enjoy teaching in person at two schools!
In order to grow as musicians, it's vital that students practice at least three times a week, if not every day. A weekly lesson usually ends in assigning a short list of tasks for the week. Those tasks usually include: -practicing scales -practicing material from a method book -technical exercises -listening assignments In all, the assignment list should take about thirty minutes on its own (but more practice is always encouraged!)
- a functioning trombone or euphonium with a mouthpiece - any music being currently worked on (band method books, concert music, PDF sheet music that I give out) - a music stand, if needed
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Trombone performer, recording artist, and teacher
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
32 total reviews
41 completed classes
Hello and thanks for stopping by! I'm a trombonist by trade who has been playing for almost 20 years. I was taken by the trombone as soon as I picked one up, and it's been a whirlwind ever since. I have a bachelor's degree in music performance,...